Today is Global Hug Your Kid day. I am very fortunate that I have eight children I can hug all day every day and you better believe I take advantage of that every single chance I get!
Hugs are so special no matter the age. The benefits are long-lasting and amazing for all ages. With a big family, the older kids always tend to love on the smaller ones, especially babies! This is true in our house. My girls Kyla and Ava are just about to be eleven and twelve years old. They both were thrilled and over the moon when they learned that both Hanna and Mia were girls during my pregnancy. They just adore babies and their little sisters! We are so lucky to have them.Hugs are extremely powerful. They are important for babies for many reasons. Not only are they vital to the healthy development of a child but the benefits of human touch also extends throughout childhood. For babies, skin-to-skin helps to promote a more stable heart rate, improved oxygen levels, more stable body temperature, improved pain tolerance, improved sleep, faster weight gain and also, healthier brain development.Even now at 3 months-old, I can often be found hugging Mia very tightly. I believe hugs are strong and powerful at any age, but babies need them most. Being a mother has taught me that nothing is more special than these precious moments with our precious little ones, so I am soaking up every little bit of it! As you know I’m a #Huggies_Ambassador and part of that is helping all moms understand and embrace the power of hugs. Huggies® sincerely believes in the Power of Hugs. That’s why every Huggies® diaper and wipe is inspired by parents’ hugs. For nearly 40 years, Huggies® has been helping parents provide love, care, and reassurance to help babies thrive.
To learn more about the benefits of hugging, visit nobabyunhugged.ca.
Hug your children tightly, and enjoy Global Hug Your Kid Day!